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Genevieve A. Gauffin

Genevieve A. (McDougall) Gauffin, 86, Fargo, passed away May 22, 2011 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo.

Genevieve was born May 3, 1925 to Gordon and Hilma (Holt) McDougall in Moorhead. She grew up and attended schools in rural Clay County, graduating from Hitterdal, Minn. She was united in marriage to Ernest Gauffin Jr., on June 28, 1945 in Hawley, Minn.

Gen was a homemaker and worked as a home health care provider with Clay County Public Health, Good Samaritan Center and MeritCare "taking care of old people" as she would say.  She enjoyed decorating cakes, cross stitching, knitting, quilting,  hardanger, sewing, cooking., bowling and dancing.

Genevieve is survived by her children, Kathryn Clemo, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Gary (Kerry) Gauffin, Mora, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Loree Gauffin, Fargo, Jane (Robert) Schmit, Fargo; seven grandchildren, Barbara Michel, Theresa Lafferty, Kristen (Eric) VanScharrel, Kendra (Brett) Oestreich, Jill Gauffin, Devon Schmit, and Nick Schmit; and eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Deloris Wee, Moorhead, Russell (Ramona) McDougall, Hitterdal, Beverly Alex, Minot, N.D., Waldo (Sharon) McDougall, Mankato, Minn.,  Evaughn (Henry) Hovelsrud, Hawley, and Marilyn Koppang, Mayville N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Hilma (Holt) McDougall, husband Ernest, son, David, brother, Stanley, brother-in-laws, Erling Wee, Val Alex and Gordon Koppang.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 26, from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Boulger Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

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(Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo)